Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news:
A video of a brain surgery patient playing guitar during the procedure. Theatre nurse on drums.
The Guardian has an excellent piece on ‘appreciating the politics of psychiatry’. Hints of Viennese wood and iodine with a curiously bitter aftertaste.
“Yesterday, I read a paper that, to my mind, embodies what’s wrong with cognitive neuroscience” says Neuroskeptic. Personally, I just look at the pictures.
People into bondage are better psychologically adjusted according to a new study covered by Pacific Standard. Double-blind intervention already planned.
Time magazine warns not to read too much into brain scans. Although you can see castles if you stare long enough.
Neuroscience: Method man. Nature not fooling anyone by trying to pass off Karl Deisseroth as one of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Smoking weed doesn’t reduce loneliness says The Neurocritic, somewhat wistfully.